it is in the shelter of each other that the people live

ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine

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The website of Pádraig Ó Tuama. Poet and theologian, Pádraig brings interests in language, violence and religion to his work. He lectures, leads retreats and writes both poetry and prose.

Since 2014, Pádraig has led Corrymeela, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation.

Readings from the Book of Exile, Sorry for your Troubles and Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community were published by Canterbury Press (2012, 2013, 2017). In the Shelter was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2015. (USA edition linked here)

For details of public events see the events page. (By location: Ireland, England, Scotland, USA, Mainland Europe & Australia/Aotearoa)

(‘In The Shelter’ is...) a treasure. More deserve to be stirred by its deep currents. Putting to work poetry and gospel, side by side with story and Celtic spirituality, Ó Tuama explores ideas of shelter along life’s journey, opening up gentle ways of living well in a troubled world. The reader can’t help but be drawn in, slip-sliding into the harbor of the author’s soulful words.
— Barbara Mahany, Chicago Tribune.
bíonn siúlach scéalach
— travellers have a tale to tell